Join the Coral Springs Fire Department as they host their Annual Cancer Awareness Pasta Dinner on Saturday, October 8th from 5 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Station 80, located at 2825 Coral Springs Drive, North of Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs, Florida 33065.
The event is open to the public and for a $8 donation attendees receive a generous portion of pasta, homemade firehouse sauces, salad, meatballs, Italian sausage, bread, a beverage and dessert. All food is made and served by firefighters, including our Fire Chief Michael McNally. Participants are treated to a tour of the firehouse, will learn about fire rescue equipment, meet firefighters and purchase t-shirts for the benefit. Kids will receive a firefighter helmet too.
Donations once again will benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. The mission of the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund is to provide funding for breast care to women in the local community who are financially unable to obtain screening mammograms and advanced high quality breast imaging and biopsies. Sadly, Lisa lost her battle with the disease earlier this year. Proceeds will also benefit the American Cancer Society and the Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. The Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association assists in raising funds and providing awareness for local charitable events that offer a direct benefit to the people, person or organization in need.
The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) adopted wearing pink during October for Breast Cancer Awareness for a number of years. What grew from that is support for more than just breast cancer, their efforts focus on all forms of cancer, said Coral Springs Director of Communications, Lynne Martzall.
“To raise funds, the IAFF Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department members began hosting a yearly Cancer Awareness Pasta Dinner at Station 80 nine years ago. Each year the dinner has grown and residents look forward to seeing their favorite firefighters while raising money for a good cause,” said Martzall.
The local firefighters are in support of bringing awareness to cancer and those affected. The local Department has been personally impacted by cancer.
“Members of the Department were deeply impacted by cancer when they lost their close friend and fellow firefighter Paul Pietrafesa, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2016; he was just 48 years old,” said Martzall.
The Cancer Awareness Pasta Dinner continues to grow each year.
“Each year members look to increase the amount of dinners served with a goal of 1,500! So come out and support your local firefighters and community in their fight against cancer!” added Martzall.